creating classroom community, inclusion
This study examined a third grade classroom in a dual immersion school (Spanish). It included two students; one male and one female with similar backgrounds. Both students considered English Learners. Both were chosen because of lack of participation in class. The goal was to discover a student pathway to new found sense of confidence and belonging in classroom community; that may increase student’s classroom participation rate and sense of belonging to a group of his/her peers. Results show great insight to what hinders these particular students from participating in class. Two noteworthy findings in the study is that, one: a basic yet intentional observation of a classroom can provide great insight of student participation behavior. Two, taking the time to talk one on one with students can provide a teacher with more information than what one would expect.
Vale, K. M. (2017). Increasing Students Membership in the Classroom. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tucgsoe/264